Iain Earle

Salford Business School

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Contact Details

Maxwell Building, Room M605.

Current positions

Lecturer in Business Management (Sport)


With a creative professional background in Music Business Industry, Iain has worked as an Event Management practitioner for major music, sporting & cultural events including Glastonbury, Creamfields, The Football Association, The Lowry Theatre and others.

Currently Iain is a Lecturer in Business Management (Sport) and Programme Leader for International Event Management and Applied Football Studies.  

Recently Iain has developed the first HE lead program for Esports which will be launched in September 2023.

Iain has research interest in event operations, event ticketing and Esports business management and has completed research papers on best ticketing practice for the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and the Applications of Mobile Device Usage at UK Music Festivals. 

Areas of supervision

Event Management, Operations , Logistics


  • Research Methodology
  • Event Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Digital Business Skills
  • Project Management
  • Leisure Tourism and Hospitality

Research Interests

  • Event Management
  • Event Operations
  • Ticketing for Cultural and Sports Events
  • Esports

Qualifications and Memberships

  • BSc (hons) Business and Management
  • MSc (dist) International Event Management